The water sector is facing significant challenges in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the UN announced last year. As to be expected, it is especially focused on Goal 6: Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
To celebrate Water Day, observed on March 22, we asked several experts at Cadagua about how we’re working toward that goal. Thanks to Pablo Riesco, Francisco del Molino, Javier Arrieta, Alicia Gómez, Ixone Sagastagoia, and Jose María Suescun for your time.
How is Cadagua fulfilling its commitment to this ambitious objective that the United Nations has set? Pablo Riesco. The Director of Industrial Construction at Ferrovial Agroman replies:
There is no longer any doubt that climate change and its impact on mankind is real, an impact that will furthermore be felt unevenly across the world. It is estimated that more than 5 billion people will experience water scarcity in 30 years, and on top of that, we have to add the fact that 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by that time. Those cities will be facing a lack of adequate infrastructures. All of this entails an economic, technological, and human challenge that we’re acutely aware of and that we have to be ready for as a tech company.